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7 December 2009

Laws on Tattoo Colourants in the UK

Local authorities in England, which are responsible for the local government, have powers to regulate the hygiene and cleanliness of businesses providing tattooing under the Local Government Act 1982.
The 1982 Act requires registration of practitioners and premises and the observance of byelaws relating to hygiene and cleanliness of the practitioner, premises and equipment used. There are offences for not registering or for breaching byelaws.

There is no specific legislation covering tattoo dyes, although the supply of pigments that could cause harm to consumers would be against the law under General Product Safety Regulations 1994.

We would like to thank the Department of Health, London, UK for their help and assistance.

7 December 2009. © CTL® Bielefeld GmbH

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